Masters Program in Social Sciences in Switzerland

Compare Masters Programs in Social Sciences in Switzerland 2017

Social Sciences

A masters is awarded to students who have completed postgraduate level study in a specific field of study or area of professional practice while demonstrating a high level of mastery during the process.

Social Sciences are fields of academic study where participants focus on improving lives, especially within vulnerable populations. These studies teach and enhance natural compassion for at-risk groups, including the disabled, substance abusers, children, criminals and those recovering from abuse.

Switzerland (German: Schweiz, French: Suisse, Italian: Svizzera, Romansch: Svizra. Switzerland has some of the world renown universites like ETH in Zurich, EPFL in Lausanne, IHEID in Geneva, University of Lausanne or the University of St. Gallen. Keep in mind, it's much better to speak the local language, so if you can't speak either French, German or Italian, better go for a language course first.

Top Master Programs in Social Sciences in Switzerland 2017

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Master in Public Opinion and Survey Methodology

University of Neuchâtel
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Neuchâtel

Public opinion polls and surveys on social, political and consumer behavior have become more important within recent years. At the same time, methods of data collection as well as techniques and tools for analysis and interpretation of this data have been developed and have become more complex. [+]

Best Masters in Social Sciences in Switzerland 2017. Master in Public Opinion and Survey Methodology Objectives Public opinion polls and surveys on social, political and consumer behavior have become more important within recent years. At the same time, methods of data collection as well as techniques and tools for analysis and interpretation of this data have been developed and have become more complex. Up to now, no university courses have been offered that take into account this development in a broad sense. There is now a recognised need for professionals who are able to combine strong theoretical, methodological and technical knowledge of survey research and who are moreover aware of the legal issues related to data processing. Acquired skills Students gain methodological insight and knowledge, particularly quantitative and statistical, enabling them to design, implement and analyse a survey in the private or public sector. Further, they develop theoretical skills that allow them to understand how chosen methods and research questions can affect results. The course allows students to develop a large number of cross-disciplinary skills such as: discernment, analytical and summarising skills, research experience, acquisition and transmission of knowledge, independence, and the ability to form judgments in their field of specialisation and related areas. This range of skills, combined with specialist knowledge acquired during their studies, prepares students for professional careers in very varied sectors of activity. Course structure The Master of Arts comprises 90 ECTS credits and is composed of three parts: a common program of compulsory courses elective... [-]

Master of Advanced Studies in Intercultural Communication (MIC)

USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Campus Part time 14 - 18 months March 2018 Switzerland Lugano Mendrisio + 1 more

Part-time postgraduate program for professionals engaged in managing operational or strategic situations in a multicultural context and in managing multicultural human resources. Founded in 2004, MIC is the only academic program in Intercultural Communication of its kind in Europe. [+]

Enrich your professional profile in the public or private sector with high-level intercultural competencies

 

New edition starting September 18, 2017

The Master of Advanced Studies in Intercultural Communication (MIC) is a part-time postgraduate program for professionals engaged in managing operational or strategic situations in a multicultural context and in managing multicultural human resources.

 

Founded in 2004, MIC is the only academic program in Intercultural Communication of its kind in Europe.

 

This Master's program equips participants with the means to deal successfully with multicultural issues and opportunities at the professional, public, and personal levels.... [-]


Master in Sociology

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Sociology focuses on analysing modern societies and various social structures therein. Students learn to identify the various issues arising from these structures and broadly explore the related policies and social actions. The programme examines topics such as economic planning, management of social problems, and issues surrounding individual identities. It also prepares students for organisational analysis and management through courses on statistical analysis and multidisciplinary approaches to life courses. The programme is designed to develop specific skills, such as critical thinking about sociological concepts and ideas, creating and solving problems, and defining the terms of a research project in order to carry it out using an appropriate approach. [+]

Best Masters in Social Sciences in Switzerland 2017. Master in Sociology The Master in Sociology focuses on analysing modern societies and various social structures therein. Students learn to identify the various issues arising from these structures and broadly explore the related policies and social actions. The programme examines topics such as economic planning, management of social problems, and issues surrounding individual identities. It also prepares students for organisational analysis and management through courses on statistical analysis and multidisciplinary approaches to life courses. The programme is designed to develop specific skills, such as critical thinking about sociological concepts and ideas, creating and solving problems, and defining the terms of a research project in order to carry it out using an appropriate approach. AVAILABLE CONCENTRATIONS: Theories and methods Work placement Social policy basics Curriculum Required courses (42Credits) : Conceptual comparisons and contemporary controversies in sociological theory; methodology and statistics; research workshops, etc. Thematic courses (42Credits) Dissertation or work placement (42Credits) Mobility Master’s students are permitted to go on exchange for one semester. Students may go on exchange as early as their second semester but may earn no more than 30 credits at another university. The dissertation cannot be substituted. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities The Master of Arts in Sociology leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad in: Media Culture Insurance and banking Marketing and advertising Public administration Programming Research (private or public sector) Admission Criteria A Bachelor in Social Sciences or Economics or an equivalent degree in another field, upon... [-]

Master in Liberal Studies

European College for Liberal Studies
Campus Full time Part time 9 - 12 months September 2017 Switzerland Zurich + 1 more

MLS - Master in Liberal Studies (60 credits) [+]

Our graduate programs, each with different program requirements, are based on and are fully compatible with the established European and American educational systems. The European guidelines for higher education are outlined in the Bologna agreements. Once a minimum number of credits has been earned, a request for graduation can be submitted. Not all programs are offered at all campuses. Refer to the program schedule for further details. Courses Graduate courses are divided into core courses and specialization courses. Electives can be chosen from any of the scheduled courses offered at the graduate level. Specialization courses are scheduled based on enrollments and may not be available at all campuses. Specialization courses scheduled are available to all students also as electives. Refer to the program schedule for further details. Refer to the course overview for the list of available courses. Students are recommended to complete courses and earn credits at the highest level possible. Program requirements Total 60 credits Electives 52 credits / 26 courses Thesis 8 credits Switching to another program once the studies have started is possible as long as the program requirements are met by the end of the studies. Therefore, the decision to switch should be made as early as possible to avoid not meeting the program requirements within the intended program duration. Admission requirements proficiency in the English language Bachelor degree (or equivalent) No distinction is made between academic or professional Bachelor degrees. Degrees with 180 European credits or 120 American semester credits are considered equivalent. Students... [-]